Friday, June 19, 2009

Fun with Words

Two new sites to recommend...

1. Wordbirds

Do you like to make up words?
Liesl Schillinger, who regularly reviews books for The New York Times, does. She "mints" new words, one a day, which is damn impressive.

Here's a favorite recent entry for "parking spaced":

V. (past tense) par-king-spayst To have forgotten where you parked your car. Usage: When Kara left the mall with her kids after spending the afternoon eating lunch and shopping, she completely parking spaced. It took her twenty minutes to figure out which lot she’d left the Subaru in.

(Yes, we have a Subaru.)


This one got sent around at work, and it's definitely worth a look.

Here's how the site describes Engrish:

"Engrish can be simply defined as the humorous English mistakes that appear in Japanese advertising and product design."

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